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KERALA

Kerala is situated on the southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea on one side and the Western ghats on the east. We will experience on one side the hilly terrain of eastern Kerala and on the other side the coastal stretch which will also include a trip on the palm fringed backwaters of Kerala. Travelling in Kerala will expose you to the local culture and lifestyles of southern India that make India such a diverse land.

Day Detail Distance
Day 01 Goa

Upon our arrival in Goa we will be met and transferred to our hotel by coach. After checking into the rooms the group will meet for a briefing. Once the briefing is over the group is shown the bikes and are taken for a short ride to familiarize themselves with the bike and traffic conditions. In the evening the group is free to do as they please.

 
Day 02 Goa

Visit old Goa, lighthouse etc

 
Day 03 Goa – Murdeshwar

Our departure from Goa is early morning. We will travel from Baga across Goa onwards to Paleolim, Karwar, Honnavar and then to Murdeshwar where we will spend the night. In Murdeshwar we watch the sun set at sunset point and also visit the temple. Our stay is at a seaside resort called the Murdeshwar resort.

250 Kms
Day 04 Murdeshwar – Madikeri

We leave early morning for Madikeri along the Karnataka coast. Our ride takes us through Udipi, Mangalore, Banwal, Puttur, Sulya and onwards to Madikeri. A little after Mangalore we head into the hills where we ride through coffee plantations and reach the rustic city of Madikeri. Madikeri has some very fine coffee.

270 Kms
Day 05 Madikeri – Mysore

We leave from Madikeri for Mysore via Piriyapatna and Hunsur. Our arrival in Mysore will be by mid afternoon. We will check into our hotel rooms after which the group is free to do as they please. Night will be spent at The Green Hotel.

120 Kms
Day 06 Mysore

We start our day today with a tour of the ancient city of Mysore. Mysore has a regal past and is rich in culture and visual delights. We will visit the Maharajas palace and other sites around the city. The evening is free to do as the group desires. Night will be spent at The Green Hotel.

 
Day 07 Mysore — Kalpetta

We leave early morning for Kalpetta via Bandipur Sanctuary. Enroute we will pass through a wildlife sanctuary and also ride through tea plantations. At Sulthan Bathery we will visit a fort built in the 18th century by Tipu Sultan. The ride will be a scenic ride. The night will be at hotel green gates.

150 Kms
Day 08 Kalpetta — Shonnur

We leave early morning for Shorannur. Time permitting we will visit Punnathoorkotta where majestic temple elephants are kept. It is truly a spectacular sight. It is close to Guruvayoor. We will spend the night at Shonnur. Enroute to our night halt we will visit Cheruthuruthy where we will get to see a music and dance academy, where training in traditional dance forms are taught and also a form of martial arts which is said to be the oldest form of martial arts called the Kallari payattu.

180 Kms
Day 09 Shonnur — Munnar

We leave Shonnur very early as we have a long day ahead of us. Our journey till Pallakad is a pleasant one and is not so pleasant between Pallakad and Udmullaipetta. Once we cross Udmullaipetta we will be climbing up to Munnar. The journey from here is very scenic and we will probably encounter some wild elephants here. Extreme caution is advised whenever we cross any sanctuary. When we reach Munnar we will check into our hotel and then the group is free to do as they please.

185 Kms
Day 10 Munnar

Today we will do a short round trip to Top Station and back. The ride is a very scenic one. We will also visit a tea plantation. The group can relax in the evening.

100 Kms
Day 11 Munnar — Thekkadi

Our ride today is not a long ride but is through a minor road and will take at least three to four hours as it is also a nice scenic ride and we ride through some nice countryside We reach Periyar wildlife sanctuary and will stay at Periyar House. In the evening we will go for a walk through the sanctuary with a naturalist. The night is spent at Periyar house.

110 Kms
Day 12 Thekkadi to Alleppy

We depart Thekkadi early morning so as to get to Allepy between around 1600 hrs. We will spend the night in Thekkadi at Coconut county, a hotel on the old disused wharf.. Alleppy is often referred to as the Venice of the East, by travelers from around the world. It is from here that we start our backwater cruise along palm fringed shores and narrow water bodies. This backwater cruise is a very relaxing cruise and is ideal for recharging ourselves after riding across Kerala.

170 Kms
Day 13 Alleppy

We board our houseboat at 10 am for a day cruise in the backwaters of Allepy. This is a very unusual & relaxing experience which takes you past many small coastal fishing villages one of which has a church almost 600 years old.

 
Day 14 Allepy to Kochi

We disembark from the houseboat at 1pm to drive to Kochi by late afternoon and check into our hotel after which we will do a small tour of Kochi city. In Kochi we will get to visit many historic spots and will get to experience a bit of the local flavor. In Kochi we will get to witness the Chinese fishing nets on the harbor, Jewish Synagogue and also visit some historical sites. In the evening we visit the harbor to witness a fish auction. The members of the group can also take part in the auction and buy fish after which we take the fish and get it cooked by fishermen further up the road. We spend the night in Ernakulam.

65 Kms
Day 15 Kochi to Bombay

The day is spent sightseeing in Kochi where we will visit historical monuments and visit the market place. We will catch the afternoon flight to Bombay and be in Bombay by evening from where we transfer to the International airport for your flight back home